George Orwell at the BBC | The writer of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' holds true to his ideals
Document Type | Letter
30 August 1946
Having not heard anything from Orwell since his last letter, Heppenstall is concerned that he has upset him by not visiting Jura over the summer. Despite previously congratulating Orwell on his literary success and making the observation that he can now do less journalism, Heppenstall also chases Orwell about his promise to write a radio programme for the autumn.
Read the reply to this letter.
Heppenstall produced a dramatised series called 'Imaginary Conversations' from the late 1940s to the 1950s. These often involved two protagonists on opposite sides of well-known disagreements meeting and conversing about their differences.
George Orwell is recommended for employment.
A glowing reference for George Orwell.
Eric Blair discusses writing as George Orwell.
George Orwell invites TS Eliot to contribute a reading.
The Assistant Controller appreciates the propaganda advantage of Orwell's name.
Is George Orwell's voice suitable for broadcasting?
An invitation to comment on social changes in wartime Britain.
Orwell asserts his preference for the truth.
An exceptional testimonial for staff member 9889.
George Orwell submits his resignation from the BBC.
LF Rushbrook Williams ponders George Orwell's resignation.
The BBC regrets the loss of Orwell from its employment.
George Orwell writes about moving to the remote island of Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall asks what provisions to bring to Orwell on Jura.
George Orwell gives directions on how to get to Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall worries about what to bring and getting to Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall pulls out of visiting George Orwell on Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall worries that he has offended George Orwell.
George Orwell describes life on Jura.
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